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. >>> on thursday, he met members of the team before letting to new york to tour damage from superstorm sandy. you can see gold medalist gabby douglas in the red dress there. they also assigned -- signed leotards to give to the president's daughters. >>> and people are stockpiling twinkies, cupcakes and wonder bread. twinkie sales are up 31,000% on amazon yesterday, but it's not just because of the sugar high. it also has a whole lot to do with nostalgia. >> reporter: following a nasty labor dispute and almost a year in bankruptcy, hostess brands is closing its 33 bakeries, more than 500 distribution centers and selling off its assets, putting the future of the 82-year-old twinkie in question. it's been a long road for the cream-filled pastry, know part of the american lexicon. >> it's twinkie the kid! >> wow! >> reporter: the twinkie was born in 1930 in illinois. inventor james doer was trying to figure out how to come up with an orange cupcake filled with banana cream. but the company was forced to change to vanilla cream filling. over the years, the twinkie became a part of american popular cul
you very much. >> reporter: pleasure. >>> it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy hit and life is slowly getting back to normal for people in the northeast. far too slowly. millions of people lost power during the storm and about 160,000 more lost power because of the powerful nor'easter that hit this week. new jersey governor chris christie expects a big turn-around this weekend. >> life will be back for most of new jersey to normal come sunday. what do i mean by that? let's start off with power. we back tracked slightly in our efforts to restore power due to the nor'easter but after talking with the utilities last night and again this morning, my belief is that we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> but officials say people who have flood damage need to have an inspection before their power can be restored. >>> now to new york where on long island alone more than 150,000 people are still in the dark this morning. >> and people are getting desperate, impatient and furious because of flood damage. some people may not see power for days or possibly e
recover from superstorm sandy, some are looking ahead to better prepare for the storms of the future. gary tuchman takes a look at a vehicle designed to take over during natural disasters >> reporter: flooded streets and destruction in the aftermath-of-sandy left many people stranded and many streets in new york and new jersey impassable. natural disasters like this are the inspiration behind a new vehicle designed to handle it all. >> the amphibious responder is a purpose-built search and rescue vehicle. >> it's meant to go in and just anywhere there's a storm, anywhere there's a flood. >> reporter: the first responder vehicle has a unique mix of fire truck and boat. >> this is designed to go right into the worst of the conditions, go right into when the hurricane is putting out wind and debris. >> reporter: mike and his wife jill make a living building and designing amphibious vehicles but the first responder is a first for john. >> there's always a need to get to flood victims. i've always wanted to be able to help people. i think this is a great way to do it >> reporter: government of
year. >>> parts of the northeast still need help after superstorm sandy that destroyed their homes, shattered their lives. it happened three weeks ago. vice president joe biden is in new jersey this morning to tour the recovery efforts and thank first responders many some of the hardest hit areas of sea side heights. >>> back to the middle east where violence is ramping up. israel's prime minister says he is prepared to escalate attacks on gaza, and france is sending their foreign minister to help broker a cease-fire deal egypt is standing up for gauze wra. joining me on the phone from houston, texas, is a former u.s. ambassador to israel and syria. ambassador, britainan's former prime minister, or the prime minister currently secretary former -- let's try that dpen. the former secretary and israeli ground invasion of gaza would cost israel a lot of international support. do you agree with that? >> yes, i do, because in 2008-2009 israel conducted a ground invasion of gaza. there were many, many casualties. over 1,400 on the palestinian side. i believe 300 on the israeli side. it wa
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